Buildable feeds

You can build a RSS feed in much the same manner as buildable class-based views.


class BuildableFeed(Feed, BuildableMixin)

Extends the base Django Feed class to be buildable. Configure it in the same way you configure that plus our bakery options listed below.


The target location of the flat file in the BUILD_DIR. Optional. The default is latest.xml, would place the flat file at the site’s root. Defining it as foo/latest.xml would place the flat file inside a subdirectory.


An alias to the build_queryset method used by the management commands.


Writes the rendered template’s HTML to a flat file. Only override this if you know what you’re doing.


The Feed class allows a single feed instance to return different content for requests to different URLs. The “subject” for a request is determinted by the object returned from the get_object method, by default None. (See the Django docs <> for details.) Override this method to provide a collection of “subjects” for which bakery should render the feed.

As in Django, you can replace certain bakery feed attributes (such as build_path) with methods that accept the subject as an extra “obj” parameter.

Example myapp/

import os
from myapp.models import MyModel, MyParentModel
from bakery.feeds import BuildableFeed

class ExampleRSSFeed(BuildableFeed):
    link = '/'
    feed_url = '/rss.xml'
    build_path = 'rss.xml'

    def items(self):
        return MyModel.objects.filter(is_published=True)

class ExampleFeedWithSubject(BuildableFeed):
    def get_object(self, request, obj_id):
        return MyParentModel.objects.get(pk=obj_id)

    def get_queryset(self):
        return MyParentModel.objects.filter(is_published=True)

    def get_content(self, obj):
        return super().get_content(

    def link(self, obj):
        return obj.get_absolute_url()

    def feed_url(self, obj):
        return os.path.join(obj.get_absolute_url(), 'rss.xml')

    def build_path(self, obj):
        return self.feed_url(obj)[1:]  # Discard initial slash

    def items(self, obj):
        return MyModel.objects.filter(